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  •  Who knows why deaths outpaced births... (2+ / 0-)
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    just another vet, CoyoteMarti

    really.

    But in all cases, deaths need to outpace births. And those births better be below replacement rate EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

    Otherwise, boys and girls, we are gonna snuff ourselves in our own detritus.

    "The replacement fertility rate is roughly 2.1 births per woman for most industrialized countries (2.075 in the UK for example), but ranges from 2.5 to 3.3 in developing countries because of higher mortality rates. Taken globally, the total fertility rate at replacement is 2.33 children per woman. At this rate, global population growth would tend towards zero." (Wiki article)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    Now, again, while this is only good news if the angry old white males have not replicated, while trends for death and birth change yearly and are varied over the whole world, overall we need to get down to below 2.1 per woman or below 1.0 per gamete donor.

    When my grandparents were kids, there were less than 1.75 billion people. When my folks were kids, there were only 2 billion people. When I was a kid, there were 3 billion people. And not long ago, 6 billion. Now we are at more than 7 billion, headed towards 9-10 billion.

    You know, the amount of biomass probably doesn't change much. Only its species distribution changes. And if soon, we might be more than 50% of the large mammals, we are ski rooed.

    Ugh. --UB.

    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

    by unclebucky on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:40:33 AM PDT

    •  I feel the same. (0+ / 0-)

      Who gives a crap which made up grouping of peoples is breeding more. There's too many humans now and there is more and more on the way.

      "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

      by just another vet on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:57:32 AM PDT

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      •  2025 - 8 billion predicted. (1+ / 0-)
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        just another vet

        When I  was a kid there were only 3 billion.

        And all the water that has gone under the dam, all the wars, all the migrations, and all the unrest...

        We won't reach 8 billion without a crash.

        I hate this.

        Ugh. --UB.

        "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

        by unclebucky on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 05:48:41 PM PDT

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